Tweet of the Week: On Budgets and Budget Directors

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This week attention has been focused on President Obama’s pick of Jacob Lew to replace outgoing Peter Orszag as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. While Washington focuses on his record and qualifications, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) tried to focus attention back on the failure of Congress to pass a real budget this year, saying in a tweet yesterday:

What good is a WH budget director without a federal budget?less than a minute ago via Facebook

As we discussed earlier this month, in shield their members for a politically unpopular vote, liberals in Congress chose instead to pass a “budget enforcement resolution”.  As we explained at the time, this is an unprecedented move. (more…)